Add excitement to your neutral makeup style with this mauve eye shadow look

If your neutral makeup style is feeling a bit stale, it’s time to shake it up. This mauve look proves that you can use pink shadows and still pull off that neutral glow. The key is to keep your contouring routine simple and your lips nude, then load a touch more color than usual onto your eyes.
Incorporating shades other than tan or brown into your weekday makeup look offers versatility and visual interest. With mauve eye shadow, you can transition from day to night in a snap. Apply mascara instead of false eyelashes to sport this style for a Friday at the office. When it’s time for happy hour, don your flirty false lashes, and swipe on a darker lipstick.
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Materials
- Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer
- L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation
- Foundation brush
- Colourpop Matte Full Coverage Concealer
- Blending sponge
- Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
- Brow liner (not pictured)
- Brow powder (not pictured)
- Spoolie (not pictured)
- Bare Minerals All-Over Face Color in “Warmth”
- Bronzer brush
- Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush in “Ecstasy”
- Blush brush
- Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eye Shadow Palette in “Dusty Rose,” “Mulberry,” “Noir” and “Rose Pink”
- Fluffy eye shadow brush
- Flat eye shadow brush
- Eye shadow detail brush
- False eyelashes (not pictured)
- Lash glue (not pictured)
- Tarte Sea Color Splash Lipstick in “Rum Punch”
- Bare Minerals Gen Nude Buttercream Lip Gloss in “Totally”
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Instructions
1. Pat primer into your face with your hands. Apply a few lines of foundation directly to your cheeks, then blend it in with a foundation brush. A stippling motion works best for achieving a soft, diffused look.
2. Apply a wide swath of concealer under your eye. Apply a small amount of concealer above your Cupid’s bow, to your chin, down your nose and in the center of your forehead. Blend it in with a damp blending sponge.
3. Apply setting powder to the tops of your cheekbones with a blending sponge.
4. Shape, line and fill in your brows with your preferred products. For best results, shape your brows with a spoolie. Line your brows with brow liner, then fill in with a matching brow powder.
5. Apply “Warmth” or a matte bronzer under your cheekbones. Use a bronzer brush and quick, circular motions.
6. Use a blush brush and quick, circular motions to apply blush on the tops of your cheekbones.
7. Apply eye shadow primer to your eyelids with your fingertips.
8. With a fluffy eye shadow brush, apply “Dusty Rose” to the crease, outside and middle of your eyelid.
9. Use a flat eye shadow brush to apply “Mulberry” or a matte, clay-colored shadow above your upper lash line.
10. Use an eye shadow detail brush to apply “Noir” above your upper lash line.
11. With a flat shadow brush, apply “Rose Pink” or a shimmery pink shadow to the inside of your lid.
12. Apply false eyelashes. Allow the glue to set.
13. Apply “Rum Punch” or the nude lipstick of your choice, then “Totally” or a complementary nude lip gloss.
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Your mauve eye shadow look is complete!
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